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December 27, 1952

Corporation Giving.

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By F. Emerson Andrews. Cloth. $4.50. Pp. 361, with 13 illustrations. Russell Sage Foundation, 505 Park Ave., New York 22, 1952.

JAMA. 1952;150(17):1733. doi:10.1001/jama.1952.03680170087018

This volume reports on the Russell Sage Foundation Survey on corporation philanthropy conducted in 1950. This book is one of the first, if not the first, to deal exclusively with the topic of corporation giving, a subject that has gained prominence during the past decade owing to the increasing volume of contributions, new developments in state and national legislation, and government activities in the field of social welfare.

The book is divided into three sections. Parts 1 and 3 contain data on the history and methods of business enterprise in the field of philanthropy. Part 2 reports on the beneficiaries of financial support from corporations. Methods and costs of solicitation, the growth of federated funds like the Community Chest, and the activities of voluntary welfare agencies are discussed in this section, together with an appraisal of corporate aid to education, research, and religious agencies. Part 2 also includes a useful

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